Geert and Annick Vanrenterghem (Deinze, BE) look back on a great weekend

Geert and Yannick can look back on a spectacular weekend, winning the first four prizes provincial from Orléans young birds, as well as a 4th National YL Argenton. This is quite a talented pigeon breed indeed.

It is no secret that the pigeon loft of Geert and Yannick Vanrenterghem is home to a very talented pigeon breed. Their breed is largely founded on pigeons of Gaby Vandenabeele, with which they created two invaluable stock pairs: Tsaby 1 x Kim 1 (100% Vandenabeele) and Orlando x Nicofelia.

Tsaby x Kim bred the winner of a 1st Nat. Gueret 14,362 p. (2011), a 1st Interprov. Tours 1,670 p., a 5th and 35th Nat. Poitiers 12,379 p., and a 37th Nat. Chateauroux 16,497 p. They are also known as the parents of Nicky, which is of course the dam of Super Romeo, which won the title of 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB YL 2013 for Gaby Vandenabeele from Dentergem.
The descendants of ​Orlando ​(a full brother of stock dam Lieske, the dam of Kim 1) x Nicofelia ​have been very successful this season as well. Orlando and Nicofelia are the parents of top class racing bird Orlandor (1st Nat. Zone Tulle), Orlandia (14-18-19 National) and Orlina (1st Prov.), and they are the grandparents of the 1st Nat. Argenton young birds 2015 of Dirk Delodder (Waregem, BE).

It goes without saying that these very bloodlines have also played an important role last weekend, in which team Vanrenterghem was particularly successful.

1-2-2-4 Provincial Orleans

The young birds' team had a great day in Orleans. It was the first provincial race leading up to the national young birds' classics. A group of 74 young birds were basketed for Orleans, which took off on Saturday 9th of July at 7:40 am. The weather was great along the entire flight route. The pigeons of Vanrenterghem had to cover 358.464km, and they started to arrive at 11:44 am. In fact, no less than four pigeons were clocked simultaneously, and surprisingly enough these four pigeons ended up winning the first four prizes at provincial level. The pigeons of Vanrenterghem continued to arrive home in quick succession, resulting in an impressive overall result:

Orleans  club 632 young birds:
1-2-2-4-11-12-18-19-21-22-23-24-27-28-33-36-38-50-53-55-… (43/74)
Prov. 3,578 young birds: 1-2-2-4-19-20-28-35-37-38-40-43-62-63-71-96-98-… (41/74)

The order in which the first four provincial prizes were won depended entirely on the clocking device. In other words, they could have been clocked in an entirely different order as well. In fact, the second provincial prize was won with exactly the same time as the first prize winner. We introduce you to the prize winners of Team Vanrenterghem:

- 1st Prov. Orleans BE16-4072025 (doffer)

1st Club Orleans    632 p.
1st Prov. Orleans 3,578 p.

This pigeon won a prize from Arras and twice from Clermont earlier on.
Sire: Blue Boy BE12-4286514
An inbred pigeon to stock dam Lieske. He is a son of Brother Gabor BE09-4280723 (1st Prov. Blois 4,094 p., 7th Prov. Tours 4,203 p. and a son of top class breeder Vertigo 097/06 x Lieske 099/06) x Lieske BE06-4352099. Lieske was bred from a son of Bliksem (Captain Blue 555/05 x Nancy 698/03).
Dam: Beauty Betsy BE11-4249977
A direct Gaby Vandenabeele. She is a daughter of Beauty Bond BE09-3180382 (son James Bond 007/01; 1st Nat. Bourges 13,116 p. in 2002) x Betsy BE07-3199957 (a daughter of Alfred; 1st Nat. Brive 16,007 p.). This makes Beauty Betsy a half sister of stock breeder Tsaby 1.
Click here for the full pedigree of the 1st Prov. Orleans

Top class breeding pair Orlando x Nicofelia: they bred the 2nd Prov. Orleans 3,578 young birds

- 2nd Prov. Orleans BE16-4072077 (hen)

 2nd Prov. Orleans 3,578 p.(behind loft mate)
 8th Clermont      1,227 p.
17th Arras           560 p.

She is a daughter of the top class pair Orlando x Nicofelia (the parents of Orlandor and many others - see earlier).

Sire: Orlando BE09-4280780
Super class breeder and invaluable stock sire, a direct Gaby Vandenabeele. He is a full brother of stock dam Lieske, which means he is a son of Captain Blue 555/05 (son Bliksem) x Nancy 698/03.
Dam: Nicofelia BE10-4275172
An inbred hen from half brother x half sister (from the same sire). She is a daughter of Nicolas 627/08 x Fidelia 102/09 (which were borht bred from Golden Ring winner Fideel 504/03).
Click here for the full pedigree of the 2nd Prov. Orleans.

- 2nd Prov. Orleans BE16-4072113 (ex aequo) (hen)

2nd Prov Orleans 3,578 p. (behind a loft mate)

Sire: Eros BE16-4033130
A full brother of 1st Nat. Gueret and a son of the invaluable stock pair Tsaby 1 x Kim 1.
Dam: Smart Louise BE15-4126112
Comes directly from the Royal Collection of Roger Debusschere. She is a daughter of Smart Louie BE14-2238169 (1st Nat. Bourges 30,184 p. and fasetest of 48,306 p. in 2014 for Louis Van Paeschen) x Paris Hilton BE11-2138514 (1st Soissons 612 p., 1st Argenton 1,128 p., 1st Orleans 1,851 p., comes from Daniel Parijs).
Click here for the impressive pedigree of the 2nd Prov. Orleans (ex aequo).

- 4th Prov. Orleans BE16-4072101 (cock)

 4th  Prov. Orleans 3,578 p.(behind 3 loft mates)
23rd  Fontenay        552 p.
191st Clermont      1,227 p.

He is a full brother of the 11th Nat. Chateauroux 17,250 p., 15th Prov. Vierzon 2,095 p., etc.
Sire: Don Gabor BE10-4275159
A top class racing bird and winner of a 72nd Nat. Souillac 7,760 p., 128th Nat. Bourges 12,607 p., 146th Nat. Limoges 14,679 p., and a 199th Nat. Tulle 6,817 p. He is a son of Vertigo BE06-4352097 (a direct Gaby Vandenabeele and a grandson of Wittenbuik and Turbo) x stock dam Lieske BE06-4352099.
Dam: Barones BE11-4249950
A direct Gaby Vandenabeele. She is a daughter of Mr Barros 05-5513622 x Kannibaalke 06-1974998 (granddaughter of Limoges 420/86: 1st Nat. Limoges YL, and of Kannibaal: 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB).
Click here for the full pedigree of the 4th Prov. Orleans.

2nd zone and 4th national Argenton yearlings

The race from Orleans was a great success but the team for Argenton has done a great job as well: they claimed victory in the club, as well as a number of top results at national level:  

Argenton club     198 YL: 1-3 (2/4)
         Zone   3,794 YL: 2-58 (2/4)
         Nat.  12,449 YL: 4-126 (2/4)

Argenton Club     129 olds: 8-35 (2/2)
         Nat.   9,228 olds: 223-1263 (2/2)

The national top prize from Argenton was won by the one year old cock Justin, who only just missed a spot in the top-three. This pigeon was also the fastest in the province of West Flanders, since the pigeons are basketed in the West Flemish city of Waregem for the national races. Unfortunately the pigeons that come from East Flanders are not taken into account for the results in West Flanders, even though they have been basketed there. In other words this was only a moral victory for Geert and Annick.

- Justin BE15-4236057

 1st  Argenton II Club     198 p. ’16
 2nd  Zone Argenton II   3,794 p. ’16
 4th  Nat. Argenton II  12,449 p. ’16
 1st  Fontenay             752 p. ’15
13th  Prov. Vierzon      2,095 p. ’16
75th  Zone Argenton I    6,694 p. ’16
216th Nat. Argenton I   18,363 p. ’16
430th Prov. Chateaudun   4,634 p. ’15

Sire: Droomer BE08-3035063
Half brother James Bond: 1st Nat. Bourges 13,166 p. ‘02

A direct Gaby Vandenabeele. He is a son of Dreamer BE99-6340961 (sire of James Bond: 1st Nat. Bourges in 2002) x Nancy BE03-6381698 (the dam of stock pigeons Lieske and Orlando for Geert Vanrenterghem).
Dam: Wilma BE13-3074421
A direct Chris Debacker. She is a daughter of super class breeder Nick BE04-3238525 (sire of 3rd Prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB and 10th Prov. Ace Pigeon Panamarenko; 7 x 1st prize) x Ura BE11-3073341 (granddaughter of Nick).
Click here for the full pedigree of Justin.

The super class pigeons of Geert & Annick Vanrenterghem have what it takes to excel and to dominate important races. This has been a wonderful weekend for the team, many congratulations!